Golf, as we know it, began in Scotland in the mid-fifteenth century. It is a sport full of history, tradition and legends. It was not until the end of the 18th century that golf arrived in America. If you are a sports fan, traveling to golf courses can be an exciting way to see the world. Here is a list of five golf courses that every golfer should visit.
1. St. Andrews, Old Course
No list of golf destinations would be complete without talking about the San Andres field. It is one of the oldest golf courses in the world and is often called the "Golf Home". It is located in Fife, Scotland. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of golf while looking for your ball in the Scottish heather.
2. Pebble Beach Golf Links
When you've finished relaxing in your world-class spa, take a dip in the rocky cliffs of California at Pebble Beach. They have organized the United States Open five times. Hit the same field where great golfers like Jack Nicklaus and Graeme McDowell play.
3. Osaka Golf Club
Located approximately one hour north of Osaka, Japan, this course is located between the impressive cliffs of Osaka Bay. It was established in 1937, when the influence of Western culture was spreading throughout Japan. The course was closed and confiscated by the allies during World War II. It was not until 1953 that the course reopened.
4. Royal West Norfolk Golf Club
Located in Norfolk, England, this club was established in 1892. The course was built on a series of narrow strips of land between Brancaster Bay and the marshes. Be sure to check the tides before playing! During high tides, the course becomes an island. If you are not prepared for the adventure of playing golf in a half-flooded field, have a drink and a snack at your Victorian clubhouse.
5. Princeville in Hanalei
If you are looking to play a round of golf in one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, this is your place. The Princeville course is located on the picturesque Hawaiian island of Kauai. You will be surrounded by lush green mountains and the undulating waves of the Pacific Ocean, as you go up the steep slopes of this challenging journey.
The next time you plan a vacation, consider touring one of these amazing golf courses. You may go through the Princeville course on your way back from Osaka. It will surely be the trip of a lifetime for any dedicated sports fan.